H. Nock Screwless Lock Heavy Dragoon Carbine

70 caliber, 30" barrel, no S/N. Extremely rare, possibly experimental, screwless lock heavy dragoon flintlock carbine. This extremely rare carbine has an unusual type of screwless lock with very small hammer reminiscent of a hall flintlock. The maker's name is not stamped, but rather engraved in a flowing signature pattern H. Nock, with a delicately engraved star-burst towards the front of the flat-lock plate. All lock parts are original including top jaw and screw. The round barrel is octagonal at breech, breech marked H. Nock Patent with chevron engraving at the very rear. Teardrop-shaped rear-site, Damascus barrel with bayonet lug has a period re-brown with some extremely minor surface pitting. Brass regulation type furniture comprising buttplate and triggerguard. Stock has inspector's mark on side.


Carbine retains its original unique ramrod. Stock shows wear and dents likely from service. One significant crack on left side above forward ramrod pipe with old glue holding it firm. A very rare and possibly unique example of this rare type.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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